Dating advice for intelligent men
However, as Kleisner indicates, very high intelligence may also be associated with poor social and emotional intelligence as well as low stability, earning potential and male parental investment.
Visualizations of shape regression on perceived intelligence in women illustrating shape differences between faces with attributed high intelligence and low intelligence compared to an average configuration in the middle.
A new dating app wants to help you find fellow intellectuals to love.
Sapio bills itself as a go-to community for people who are drawn to other smart people. And presumably if you've selected this particular app, you've already identified yourself as at least sapio-curious.
But it’s interesting that the “correlation was much stronger in the judgement of women’s faces…
than those of men.” "Women are pervasively judged according to their attractiveness.
While such an activity is often branded as superficial, this study indicates that heterosexual women may genuinely be able to extract more information from a simple picture of a prospective partner than a heterosexual man can.
“For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual has become statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are prized above all else,” Tynski said. But the interface works in the same way as most swipe-based apps do, so looks and first impressions will still play a role.
"In both sexes, a narrower face with a thinner chin and a larger prolonged nose characterizes the predicted stereotype of high-intelligence, while a rather oval and broader face with a massive chin and a smallish nose characterizes the prediction of low-intelligence." as the study did not identify any key morphological traits that predict general intelligence.
The implication Kleisner draws is that the study participants, "accurately assessed intelligence from faces of men based on visual cues that simply are not explicable from shape variability in men's faces." Weird.
If females are looking for different combinations of intelligence as signals of male parental investment, men may benefit from signalling traits that will appeal to at least some women, some of the time.
Arguably, sexual selection would then be favoring a diverse range of intelligence in men, though more intelligent men may have an advantage if they are more successful at ‘cuckolding’ their less intelligent (but more committed) rivals.Returning to the ‘mixed mating strategy,’ women are looking for varied types of intelligence and other cues of genetic fitness, and their preferences change over time.